BQP is the largest pig producer in the UK working with over 350 partnership farmers to supply high welfare, quality pork products to premium markets. Part of the Pilgrim’s group, we are a totally integrated business and are proud of our ‘farm to fork’ approach. The Agricultural team based at Stradbroke in Suffolk is made up of our team of vets, fields staff, technical and support staff working together to ensure that our supply chain from beginning to end operates within the highest standards of welfare, quality and efficiency.

The Opportunity:

We now have the opportunity for a Finance and Admin Manager to join our team based at Stradbroke, the administrative centre of our farming business. Working within a small supportive team you will have the opportunity to put your finance and business skills to work in a diverse and interesting business. Within your role you will be responsible for supporting the Finance and Admin team to deliver their critical role of:

Management, Support and Development of the Finance and Administration team consisting of c.10 team members.

Undertake appraisal and performance review meetings with the team for continued development.

Responsible for Farmer, Abattoir and Third-Party Supplier Payments – Reviewing Farm Batch Results, Monthly, Interim, and ad hoc payments collated by the team, checked and approved for payment.

Review coding and approve Purchase Invoices/Credit Notes ahead of payment.

Reviewing interfaced payment files with AP Shared Services, agreeing final balances to submit final daily payment runs.

Ensure all Sales Invoices are allocated against income received by liaising with the Credit Control Team.

Ownership of master data within our internal systems, approval of new account set ups.

Responsible for adhering to all SOX Controls and Ownership of yearly SOX Walkthroughs with both Internal and External Auditors.

Proactively drive process and system improvements to enhance control and increase efficiency, embedding a continuous improvement mindset within the team.

Develop a deep understanding of all processes and internal controls of the team, proactively work to understand how all the processes fit into the bigger picture.

Supporting all financial aspects of statutory governance and audit obligations and ensure compliance with all external and internal regulatory requirements.

Working collaboratively with local teams and the wider business ensuring effective communication at all levels as many of our processes are intertwined.

Review key month end tasks within the team to ensure deadlines are met for a smooth, fast month end close.

Calculate accruals and prepare month end journals.

Add commercial value with the analysis of business data, providing effective analysis of variances.

Identify further opportunities for process improvements.

About you:

We are looking for a collaborative team player who enjoys working with data, leading a team and embracing challenges. An individual who is highly motivated and is able to work independently. You will also have:

Supportive nurturing and development led approach to management.

A hands-on role which provides autonomy, ownership and accountability working in a collaborative, supportive environment

Advanced Excel skills

Excellent attention to detail

Highly organised

Continuous improvement mindset

Strong critical and analytical thinking skills

Understanding of finance regulations and legislation

SAP/SAP BW or alternative ERP system (Desirable)

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